Family Resources

Raising Healthy Children: The Importance of Family Meals

University of Florida Extension.

Find strategies to eat more meals as a family and learn why eating together is important.


Raising Healthy Children: Promoting a Positive Feeding Experience

University of Florida Extension.

Learn about the division of responsibility in feeding.


Fun Family Recipes

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.


Kids in the Kitchen

USDA. NAL. Nutrition.gov.

Help your kids rock nutrition in the kitchen with a video of young cooks following a Nutrition.gov chef and registered dietitian. Includes recipes and other resources for involving kids in the kitchen.


High Blood Pressure and Children: What Parents Need to Know

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. National Kidney Disease Education Program.


Let's Move!

The White House; Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Department of Education.

A nationwide campaign to tackle the challenge of childhood obesity by providing schools, parents, and communities with tools to help kids be active, eat better, and get healthy.


Helping Your Overweight Child

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Targeted to parents and caregivers.


Kids Nutrition and Fitness Information for Parents

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth for Parents.


Create Healthy, Active Celebrations (PDF | 4.85 MB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Offers ideas to caregivers and parents for making healthy eating and physical activity part of special events and celebrations. Includes low-cost recipes, party themes, and tips on event planning. Part of the Eat Smart. Play Hard. program.


SuperKids Nutrition

SuperKids Nutrition, Inc.

Provides nutrition tips and tools for children and families.


Kids and Their Bones: A Guide for Parents

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Provides answers to commonly asked questions about children's bone growth and development. Also includes information on helping children eat more calcium rich foods.


KidsHealth: Vegetarianism

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.

Helps parents guide the nutritional habits of vegetarian children to ensure the adequacy of their diets.


Fruits & Veggies-More Matters™

DHHS. CDC. Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Comprehensive Web site of the Fruits & Veggies-More Matters™ health initiative, the 2007 national fruit and vegetable campaign. Includes a variety of online tools and resources such as the Mom2Mom message board, educational resources and cooking tips.


Feeding Your Child Athlete

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth for Parents.


Nourishing Children with Books

Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Provides information for caregivers on choosing books for children to promote healthy lifestyles.